Ethiopia’s Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed Wins 2019 Nobel peace Prize

Must Read

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed “for his efforts to achieve peace and international cooperation” in resolving the border conflict with neighboring Eritrea, the Norwegian Nobel Committee in Oslo said Friday.

Ethiopia and Eritrea, longtime foes who fought a border war from 1998 to 2000, restored relations in July 2018 after years of hostility.

The prize, worth nine million Swedish crowns, or around $900,000, will be presented in Oslo on Dec. 10.

Several names were considered top contenders for this years prize, including German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

The selection committee consists of five people selected by Norway’s parliament.

Since 1901, there have been 99 Nobel Peace Prizes awarded to individuals and 24 have gone to organizations.

uzoclinton92@gmail.com'
Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

Leave a Reply

Subscribe to receive email updates

With a subscription profile, you automatically receive updates without having to return to the website and check for changes

Just In

Top 20 Biggest Countries in Africa by Land Area

Africa is the second-largest continent in the world. The continent spans around 30.2 million square kilometers. That is around...

More Articles Like This